Eccentric Cam Classification

 

My classification of eccentric cam types is convenient but admittedly somewhat arbitrary. Rather than try to explain it solely in words, I’ll provide this chart of typical examples:

 

Class Examples
Plate Plate Cam
Drilled Plate Drilled Plate Cam
Perforated Plate Perforated Plate Cam
Open Open Cam Open Cam
No web, etc. inside the cam.
Semi-open Semi-open Cam
One smaller opening, no thin web.
Open-web Open-web Cam Open-web Cam
Minimal web inside the cam.
Asymmetrical
Open-web
Asymmetrical Open-web Cam
Back side of cam is angled.
Semi-open
Web
Semi-open Web Cam Semi-open Web Cam Semi-open Web Cam Semi-open Web Cam Semi-open Web Cam
More substantial web but with only one opening.
Semi-web Semi-web Cam Semi-web Cam Semi-web Cam Semi-web Cam
Multiple holes in the web.
Web Web Cam
Braced Braced Cam Braced Cam
Drooped Drooped Cam Drooped Cam
Hybrid Hybrid Cam Hybrid Cam Hybrid Cam Hybrid Cam Hybrid Cam Hybrid Cam
More complex combinations.